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Seating and VIP Experience
For Rio Carnival, we offer (2) types of tickets, Grandstand seating which is not reserved, but still exclusive, and our VIP Experience.

The Grandstand seating will be on one of the mainstreet grandstand sectors, in the Sambadromo.  We will get you as close to center as possible, most likely in Sectors 3, 5, 7, or 11.  This seating is not reserved, and people come and go throughout all hours of the evening.  You can go to your sector as early as 17:00, but the action doesnt typically start until after 20:00.

The VIP Experience gives you the most incredible Carnavale time you could imagine.  You will be with only 100-200 others in a private area just next to sector 11.  You have access to private tables, couches, and bleachers as well as some opportunities to dance in the street with the performers.  There will be a private lounge for you to relax in complete with a complete bar (water, beer, soda, whiskey, etc) buffet, couches, receptionists, and tables.  Other special surprises include Samba dance instructors, photographers, buckets of confetti and streamers, and a team of volunteers to assist you in any way.  Transporation to the exclusive party within the Sambadrome is included.

The Sambodromo
The Rio de Janeiro Carnival takes place at the Sambodromo.  The Sambodromo begins at Avenida Presidente Vargas, near Praça Quinze and ends in Rua Frei Caneca.

The Sambodromo (also known in English as Sambadrome or Sambodrome) is the "stadium" of samba. It consists of the parading avenue (the samba run-way) and several independent concrete structures for the spectators (the so called sectors) along both sides of the Sambodromo´s parading avenue.

The Sambodromo was designed by Brazils world-famous architect, the modernist Oscar Niemeyer.  The Sambodrome comes to life and is totally magnificent and overpowering being lit up with special effects on Samba Parade nights, filled with thousands of cheering spectators and surrounded by other thousands of people who could not get in.
It can seat around 70,000 people, which is already far too few for the ever growing Rio Carnival Parade. However, since it is under protection, it cannot be rebuilt not even extended.

The Sambodromo on Samba Parade days is considered to be the safest place in South America. There is a very high concentration of international celebrities, politicians and royalties among the crowd. The Sambodromo is surrounded by huge fences which no-one can pass without using the gates and being checked for both commercial and safety reasons.


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